Caroline Lucas to step down as co-leader of Green Party

Ms Lucas, the party’s first and only MP – representing Brighton Pavilion – has shared the role with Jonathan Bartley since 2016

Green party outlines green ambitions

The UK needs to transform its energy system to become the “cleanest and greenest” possible. That’s according to co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, who spoke on the ITV Leader’s Debate last night to outline her plans if voted into power. She shares her position with Jonathan Bartley, who did not speak at the […]

Green Party elects new leaders

Caroline Lucas has been re-elected as the leader of the Green Party in a job share with Jonathan Bartley. Ms Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was the leader of the party between 2008 and 2012 while Mr Bartley is the party’s work and pension’s spokesman. The party said the co-leadership is a “first in […]

PM repeats claim the UK has enough wind

The Prime Minister has repeated his belief the UK has “enough” land-based wind farms. Before Christmas, David Cameron told MPs he thought “enough is enough” and suggested the UK didn’t need more onshore wind turbines. Coming from the man who pledged to lead the “greenest government ever”, it raised eyebrows among some renewable energy campaigners. […]

Green MP slams “scandal” of cold homes

The ex-leader of the Green Party gave a stinging rebuke to health ministers yesterday over the “scandal” of cold homes. MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas asked why the Treasury didn’t pry open its coffers for energy efficiency. Speaking in the Commons during a debate on the NHS, she asked: “Do Ministers agree that it […]

Green MP found not guilty in fracking court case

MP and former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas was ruled not guilty of obstructing the public highway in court yesterday. She was arrested last summer during an anti-fracking protest outside gas firm Cuadrilla’s drilling site in the sleepy village of Balcombe, Sussex. Four other campaigners on trial at Brighton Magistrates’ Court were also found not […]

Businesses in England can switch water suppliers from 2017

Businesses and public bodies are expected to save thousands of pounds when given the freedom to choose their water and sewerage suppliers from 2017, it was announced yesterday. Debating the second reading of the Water Bill in the House of Commons, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (pictured) said the main focus of the Bill is the […]

Caroline Lucas MP charged over Balcombe fracking protests

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has been charged following her arrest at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests last month. Nigel Pilkington from the Crown Prosecution Service South East said: “After careful consideration, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Ms Lucas for breaching a police […]

MP Caroline Lucas arrested at Balcombe protest

The MP and former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has been arrested among other activists during an anti-fracking protest in West Sussex. Around 200-300 protesters are believed to have gathered at Balcombe today, outside fracking firm Cuadrilla’s drilling site and 25 protesters were arrested by 3:30pm this afternoon, for offences including “assault and obstruction of […]

Cameron backs Hinkley plant

The PM has backed the decision to give EDF the go ahead for new nuclear power plants at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Mr Cameron was taking Prime Minister’s Questions ahead of the Budget when he was asked by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas if the cost of building and maintaining the new nuclear plants and […]